If you are a member of a church, ask if they have some sort of benevolence or assistance program for people in need. You can start by asking to speak with a Deacon or Elder.
- Check your city and county government’s web page. Some have assistance programs for home repair needs. This is a good place to start.
- Some counties offer block grants for home repair needs. Contact your local county government to ask and find out more.
- Some state governments have home repair assistance programs. Check their website for more information.
Community Action Website
Do a web search for your state’s Community Action Agency website. These are organizations set up to serve people looking for various kinds of assistance. Once you find the site, either search for your county (the community action agencies are broken up by counties or service areas) or call the general number for further direction to your local agency.
Administration on Aging
Habitat for Humanity
Check your local Habitat for Humanity chapter at www.habitat.org, then entering your zip code in the "Find Your Local Habitat" section. Some chapters offer home repair assistance options and some do not.
Check your local Rebuilding Together chapter, if you have one. Visit www.rebuildingtogether.org, and then click on “Find Help” at the top of the page. If there's a local site, you can click through to their website.
Many areas offer weatherization assistance (this is not specifically for home repair, but to make homes more energy-efficient) for low-income families. Do a search on LIHEAP and your city or county.
Florida has a state home repair program called SHIP, short for State Housing Initiatives Partnership. If you live in Florida, do a search on SHIP and your county or city to see if that might be an option for you.
Atlanta Area - Hope Works
If you live in Atlanta, you can try Hopeworks. They have a similar focus to Home Repairs Ministries, with a specific focus on helping with heating and cooling needs.